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UK man called David Cameron to sponsor Barack Obama, a 7-year-old Kenyan

As part of the sponsorship agreement, Cameron will donate $37 (£25) a month to the charity to support young Barack

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama are known for their friendly stewardship of what is known as the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries.

But in a small town near the Scottish city of Edinburgh, a local minister who shares a name with the UK premier is starting a very different bond with another Barack Obama.

David Cameron, who serves as a reverend in Queensferry, has signed up with a children’s charity to sponsor a seven-year-old Kenyan boy who shares a name with American’s 44th president.

“I’m delighted that my family and I have started a sponsorship with Barack Obama,” Cameron told the Evening Edinburgh News.

As part of the sponsorship agreement, Cameron will donate $37 (£25) a month to the charity to support young Barack, who was born two weeks after his namesake’s inauguration as president.

The two will get to know each other through exchanging photos and sending letters.

In his interview with the Edinburgh paper, Cameron seemed delighted to have found a counterpart. “We were chuffed when we saw his child profile,” the minister said.